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Three Deer

I am a patient man. Hella patient. You might not think so, but it’s true. I proved my patience the day I shot this.

There is a strip of land – a nature preserve – that runs the lakefront from Zion to the Wisconsin state line. 204 more words

Living In America

Our Mountains, Our Woods

October 18th, 2015
From Mount Van Hoevenberg, High Peaks Wilderness, Adirondack Park, New York.


Forest Preserve Members Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract

On Oct. 14, more than 100 members of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County came to Local 700 to vote on their new contract proposal. 235 more words


A Break From the Clouds

After many days of cloudy weather, the sun finally broke free this afternoon and cleared the evening sky. Note the changing tamaracks.


County Urged to Allow Private Operation of Niabi Zoo

At a facility best known for giraffes, wolf cubs, and wild cats it comes down to the need for the right human beings.

“We’ve got to look toward the future,” said zoo consultant Rick Biddle told the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission on Wednesday, October 7. 373 more words


The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter 09/27/15

It’s time for The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter!  Join Charlie this week as he takes a look at why the decision to not list sage grouse as an endangered species will actually benefit different types of wildlife across the nation.  47 more words

The Great Outdoors With Charlie Potter

Forest Preserves Kick Off 100-Year Anniversary Party

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Cook County Forest Preserve District starts an eight-day celebration of its 100th birthday this Sunday.

There will be 100 events at locations across the system, through next weekend. 247 more words